GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 13, 1990 - No. 5
Oh what a feeling! Following the Swans over the past 25 years has always been heart attack material and last week at Coolamon was no exception, particularly when thew scoreboard’s wrong too.
There was not a Griffith supporter at the ground who would have given the boys any chance of winning at the last break. Six goals down and looking down the barrel of defeat, but in one of the greatest comebacks since Lazarus, the boys put in one of the gutsiest last quarters performances by a Griffith side for many, many seasons.
Everyone lifted themselves and gave 110%, none more than Les Parish who picked up 13 kicks for the last quarter. The SLPI Award donated by Ralph Robins went to the mercurial Ian Geddes,who has featured in this award each week, he was followed by Greg Collins, Marty O’Donnell and Bomber Browne. Others who put in all four quarters were Les, Mick Murphy and Peter King.
Congratulations must go to T.B. who somehow managed to come up with two teams for the weekend. Firstly a very patched up side on Saturday that annihilated the Narrandera Under 18s, and a more settled side on Sunday, easily accounted for the Grasshoppers. Those two wins now see them leading the ladder with one clear game. Best players on Saturday were Robert Kelly, Phillip Dixon-Flint, Dean Owen, Angus Patterson, and on Sunday were Phillip Dixon-Flint, Tony Butcher, Mark and Dean Owen.
Well the Reserves did it again – they were again down on numbers and had to reply on comebacks from some of the older players such as Muddy Waters, Rob Muir, Len Brown and after only one training run, Robbie Owen had to be prevailed upon to take the field. Like last week, they started off like a bullet and had the first score on the board after 30 seconds, and a second a minute later. They led at quarter time, but after that it was end of the section. The can be a better side than they’ve showed over the last two weeks, but it takes commitment from everyone during the week as well. Best players were Justin Barry who won the money and Paul Young who won the mug. Others to put in were Roy Rinaldo, Snowy Taylor, Blackie, Spanner and Greg Supple.
Netball: The girls again put up a good fight but went down 20 – 17 but they are a vast improvement on last year. Best players were Jenny Jeffrey, Jan Collins and Louise Hawkins.
The committee will be approaching all players to buy a Movie Premiere Ticket today or at training during the week so everyone is urged to do the right thing and if you’re not asked then see Fee, because the Sunday after the Premiere Night is a bye. The committee are also selling the Cent-a-Number tickets which will be drawn on Sunday, 27th May.
P.S. The total amount raised during the last home game for the Nyngan Flood Relief was $324.20.